Our unique silver niobium technology has again enabled us to produce a unique coin. The 25 euro coin’s shining surface provides the perfect background for mint designers Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer to explore robotics.
Symbolising the fusion between electronics and mechanics, fundamental in robotics, the intricate illustrations on the obverse of this cutting-edge piece feature mechanical cogs and digital binary coding. In its centre a robotic version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vetruvian man typifies ideal human proportions in the place of a human being, set against the mars-red background of the niobium core. This colour is a reference to the coin’s reverse, which shows a mountainous Martian landscape with a European Space Agency robot exploring the red planet as a star-filled sky and planet Earth shine down from the coin’s silver edge.
Issued with a maximum mintage of 65,000 pieces in Special Uncirculated quality only, Robotik contains 9 grammes of 900 Fine silver in its outer ring and 6.5 grammes of 998 pure niobium. Each coin is encapsulated, boxed and comes complete with a numbered certificate guaranteeing its authenticity.